Yass’s own O’Connor Park has received funding from the NSW Government as part of the latest round of the highly regarded ClubGrants program.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the NSW Government is supporting Yass District Cricket Association by providing $131,512 funding for the replacement of O’Connor Park Cricket Nets.

“The replacement of the facility will provide a much safer, more inclusive, and accessible environment for both cricket participants and the broader community.

David O’Brien from Yass District Cricket welcomed the announcement.

“We will demolish the existing old and unsafe two-lane practice facility and construct a new three-lane cricket practice area and the new facility will align with Cricket Australia’s Community Cricket Facility Guidelines, providing access to community users of all abilities.” Mr O’Brien said.

“We know that groups like Yass District Cricket play a valuable role in supporting our community and boosting our local economy, which is why I am pleased to announce the NSW Government has been able support them with this funding.”

Yass Valley Mayor Allan McGrath said he was thankful to the NSW Government for providing this funding to help improve and maintain community facilities.

“I know these upgraded facilities will be well used and well loved, for many years to come,” Cr Mcgrath said

Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson said $12.5 million is allocated to the program each year to fund projects to build or upgrade community facilities, giving special consideration to vulnerable communities and areas enduring disasters like floods.

“These grants were designed to support organisations like Yass District Cricket that have such a strong connection to their local community, enabling them to grow and continue to provide these valuable services,” Mr Anderson said.

“Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 560 community projects worth more than $85 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.”  

Applications for the next round of funding open from 10 October 2022. To find out more or apply, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/responsible-gambling-grants